Malappuram: The decomposing body of a female home nurse, suspected to be one-week-old, was found inside a rented house at Vaikkathoor in Valanchery, here on Tuesday.
The woman is a native of Thiruvananthapuram and had been staying in the rented house for the last several years while working as a home nurse in the region.
Sensing a foul smell emanating from the house on Tuesday, the neighbours alerted police. The officials went inside the house and found the decomposing body. Preliminary investigations suggest that the body is at least one week old. The officials also suspect that the woman was raped.
The investigation is progressing based on the assumption that she was murdered during a robbery attempt. A forensic team from Malappuram came to the spot and collected evidences. Further investigation is on.
With external inputs